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Hurrah for DU college choice
- Admission season in capital from June

Students can opt for as many colleges they want to apply to on the centralised Delhi University forms that would be available from June 2.

The forms — for admissions to about 54,000 seats — would have the college choice option. Students can pick as many institutions they want to unlike last year. (See chart)

Last year, after the four-year undergraduate programme was introduced in Delhi University, students could apply for different courses but not colleges. To streamline the admission process and reduce confusions, the Delhi University has decided on a fixed additional eligibility criteria for all colleges. For instance, if a candidate who studied maths in Class XII wants to take up commerce at the undergraduate level, all colleges would have to deduct a uniform portion of marks from the candidate’s total.

Students who want to change their stream will lose two per cent from the aggregate marks.

“Earlier, students thought they had enough percentage for a particular course but once the cut-off list was out, they found taking a particular subject would have helped them have a higher percentage (best-of-four) for college admission. Each college had their own criteria resulting in confusion,” said Malay Neerav, joint dean, students’ welfare.

Those who pursued vocational courses in school would now also be eligible to apply even if they studied more than three non-elective courses.

Neerav added: “Under the new norm, vocational courses can be counted among the best-of-four subjects. Around 10 per cent each would be deducted based on the number of non-elective courses though.”

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